Tag Archives: Hassidism

Why are you not Yourself?

The Hassid mystic, Zusia, was dying, and he started praying. Tears were flowing down from his eyes and he was trembling. And somebody asked ‘What is the matter? Why are you trembling?’ He was saying ‘I am trembling for a certain reason. This is my last moment, I am dying. Soon I will be facing […]

Birds are meant to fly

  Just the other day I was reading about a Hassid mystic, Zusia. He is one of the most beautiful Hassid mystics. He was going into the hills, and he saw many birds, caught by a man, in a cage. Zusia opened the cage — because birds are meant to fly — and all the […]